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  • 1A: 76.9-23.1
    1B: 61.3-38.7
    1C: 57.4-42.6
    1D: 56.6-43.4
    1E: 64-36
    83: 70.6-29.4
    84: 53.7-46.3
    85: 45.9-54.1
    86: 48-52
    87: 45.2-54.8
    88: 23-77
    89: 25.5-74.5
    90: 47.6-52.4

    U.S. Sen.
    Feinstein 59.7
    Mountjoy 34.9
    Schwarzenegger 55.8
    Angelides 39.2
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 49.5
    McClintock 44.9
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 56.7
    Poochigian 37.9
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 48.5
    McPherson 44.7
    Lockyer 54.8
    Parrish 37
    Chiang 50.9
    Strickland 40.1
    Insur. Comm.
    Poizner 50.7
    Bustamante 38.9

    For complete election results click here.

    Angelides 48.2
    Westly 43.1
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 42.9
    Speier 39.3
    Figueroa 17.8
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 63.2
    Delgadillo 36.8
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 61.1
    Ortiz 38.9
    Parrish 56.4
    Richman 43.6
    Democratic primary
    Chiang 53.4
    Dunn 46.6
    Republican primary
    Strickland 40.9
    Maldonado 36.9
    Insur. Comm.
    Bustamante 70.5
    Kraft 29.5
    Supt. of Schools
    O'Connell 52.5, avoids run-off

    For complete election results click here.

    73: 47.4-52.6
    74: 45-55
    75: 46.6-53.4
    76: 38-62
    77: 40.5-59.5
    78: 41.5-58.5
    79: 38.9-61.1
    80: 34.3-65.7

    For complete election results click here.

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    Friday, February 17, 2006

    Legislative Family Feud

    From the Morning Report...this Wednesday, California legislators gathered for a family-feud style game at the Sutter Club to guess who their colleagues voted for in ten different categories at the 59th annual YMCA’s Model Legislature and Model Court.

    Team Democrat consisted of former Sen. John Burton as captain and Sens. Debra Bowen, Martha Escutia, Sheila Kuehl and Assemblymen John Laird and Gene Mullin. Team Republican was headed by former Sen. Jim Brulte and had Sens. Jim Battin and Dave Cox, and Assemblymembers Tim Leslie, Kevin McCarthy, and Sharon Runner.

    The Democrats won the game.

    Here are the vote winners:

    1. Members’ favorite car to drive?
    3rd Place: Toyota Highlander
    2nd Place: Honda Civic Hybrid
    1st Place: TIE: Toyota Prius Hybrid and Dodge Stratus

    2. Members’ favorite watering hole or restaurant?
    3rd Place: TIE: Simon’s and Pyramid Brewing Co.
    2nd Place: Esquire Grill
    1st Place: Chops

    3. Members’ favorite location for an interim hearing?
    3rd Place: Monterey
    2nd Place: Capitol
    1st Place: San Diego

    4. Members’ favorite excuse to get a floor pass?
    3rd Place: Legislative Business
    2nd Place: To go to the other house
    1st Place: Meeting

    5. Members’ choice of who they would most like to hear speak, in general, on the floor?
    3rd Place: Asm. Ray Haynes
    2nd Place: Asm. Tom McClintock
    1st Place: Asm. Dennis Mountjoy

    6. Best dressed Senator?
    3rd Place: TIE: Sens. Charles Poochigian and Dick Ackerman
    2nd Place: TIE: Sens. Liz Figueroa and Gilbert Cedillo
    1st Place: TIE: Sens. Don Perata and Jackie Speier

    7. Funniest Assemblymember?
    3rd Place: Asm. Greg Aghazarian
    2nd Place: Asm. John Laird
    1st Place: Asm. Dennis Mountjoy

    8. Best dressed Assemblymember?
    3rd Place: Asm. Fabian Nuñez
    2nd Place: Asm. Lloyd Levine
    1st Place: Asm. Mark Leno

    9. Most popular legislator?
    3rd Place: TIE: Asms. Juan Vargas and Kevin McCarthy
    2nd Place: Sen. Sheila Kuehl
    1st Place: Asm. Fabian Nuñez

    10. Smartest legislator?
    3rd Place: Asm. John Laird
    2nd Place: Asm. Tom McClintock
    1st Place: Sen. Sheila Kuehl

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